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Will Constructor Theory Rewrite Physics?

With my interesting in quantum computing, I have spent a lot more time than usual looking at videos like this. The people behind the greatest leaps in physics – Einstein, Newton, Heisenberg, all had the uncanny ability to see the fundamentals – see the deepest, underlying facts about the world, and from simple statements about […]

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New Results in Quantum Tunneling vs. The Speed of Light

In a race, who would win: quantum tunneling or the reigning champ, the speed of light? Paradoxically, the most promising prospects for moving matter around faster than light may be to put a metaphorical brick wall in its way. New efforts in quantum tunneling – both theory and experiment – show that superluminal motion may […]

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Science Space

Are Warp Drives Possible? The Answer May Surprise You.

Sabine Hossenfelder covers the latest news in warp drive development. Yes, you read that right. What is a warp drive? Are they scientifically possible? How does the Alcubierre drive work?

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Science

Is The Future Predetermined By Quantum Mechanics?

Einstein’s special theory of relativity combines space and time into one dynamic, unified entity – spacetime. But if time is connected to space, could the universe be anything but deterministic? And does that mean that the future is predestined PBS Space Time explores what this means.

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AI Ethics Interesting

These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

Artificial sentience straddles the fields of philosophy and engineering. Throw robots into the mix and it gets really interesting. Seeker examines what it mean for a robot to be self-aware. The Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University https://www.creativemachineslab.com/“At the Creative Machines Lab we build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self […]

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Quantum Computing Science

How Decoherence Splits The Quantum Multiverse

Why is it that we can see these multiple histories play out on the quantum scale, and why do lose sight of them on our macroscopic scale? Many physicists believe that the answer lies in a process known as quantum decoherence. Does conscious observation of a quantum system cause the wavefunction to collapse? The upshot […]

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Quantum Computing Science

Does Consciousness Influence Quantum Mechanics?

It’s not surprising that the profound weirdness of the quantum world has inspired some outlandish explanations – nor that these have strayed into the realm of what we might call mysticism. One particularly pervasive notion is the idea that consciousness can directly influence quantum systems – and so influence reality. PBS Space Time examines where […]

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